The NAS Toolkit is a collection of frameworks and models to help you navigate your way through leadership challenges and get “unstuck.” Developed by a variety of sources, these tools are used in NAS programs and by NAS Coaches in one-on-one client sessions. The tools can be used for your individual learning and can be applied in a team setting.
Download the entire NAS Toolkit here, or explore the individual frameworks and models below.
Expose and explore human reasoning.
Reveal both your known – and unknown – unknowns.
Explore the complexities of our identity and how we might view others.
Hone in on goals, identify obstacles, and create a resilient plan.
Improve effectiveness and clarity in communication – especially when it comes to difficult conversations.
Empower initiative, improvisation, and adaptation by providing guidance of what a successful conclusion looks like.
Better understand preferred styles of communicating, acting, thinking and making decisions.
Take a closer look at what you think and know about a community.
A process of thinking about how and why change will happen; essential for program planning.
A collaborative visualization used to articulate what we know about a particular type of user.
Guide conversations towards common goals, strengths, alignments, mutual benefits and open communication.
Analyze the supervisor/subordinate relationship through both a leadership and follower lens.
NAS has recognized sources, where applicable, in the creation of this toolkit. Spot an incorrect acknowledgement? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.